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Climate Change and the Polar Vortex

Climate Change and the Polar Vortex

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

February 15, 2019

     Below freezing temperatures have always been something the Midwest has had to deal with. The bite of the wind on our skin eventually becomes a familiar feeling. But when the polar vortex hit, if someone was outside for under 24 hours, they would die. Temperatures in the Midwest got lower than t...

Alita Battle Angel Review

Alita Battle Angel Review

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

February 14, 2019

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!      Before I begin, I would like to note that this movie was based off of an anime that I had not heard of prior to watching it. For this reason, I am going to be looking at this whole movie from the perspective of being a movie. I do tear into the story, but I’d...

Talking vs Typing

Talking vs Typing

Aubrey Mahoney, Reporter

February 5, 2019

     In this day in age, human interaction is harder to come by because of the opportunities technology provides us. This dates back as early as 1973, where the first mobile phone call was made from a man in Manhattan to a company in New Jersey (Seward). Since then, phone calls became more and mor...

Netflix Special “Relatable” Review

Netflix Special

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

February 4, 2019

     Starting down a career path full of twists and turns, Ellen DeGeneres has done just about everything to get to where she is now. From a tiny apartment to a grand stage, she’s seen just about everything and met just about everyone in the world of entertainment. One thing that has always kept ...

Super Bowl LIII and Advertising Issues

Super Bowl LIII and Advertising Issues

Gabe Tripp, Reporter

February 4, 2019

This weekend is the biggest weekend of the year for professional football: The Super Bowl. Sunday night, the New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl LIII for the national championship title. Along with the game, of course, many people look forward to the various entertaining...

New York Reproductive Health Act

New York Reproductive Health Act

Audra Wilkinson, Yearbook Editor

January 18, 2019

  In 1963, over 250,000 citizens crowded in Washington D.C. to hear Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous civil rights speech. 56 years later, Americans are still gathering among D.C. fighting for civil rights, but this time for the unborn. Tuesday, January 22nd, New York signed a new act legalizin...

Cindi McDonald Resigns

Cindi McDonald Resigns

Katie Ogden, Reporter

January 16, 2019

Friday, January 11, hundreds received an email from Waukee CSD. "It is with mixed emotions I announce my retirement from public education effective at the completion of the 2018-19 school year," wrote Superintendent Cindi McDonald. She went on to thank "outstanding educators in Waukee and across...

12/17 Board Meeting

12/17 Board Meeting

Marissa Garton, Reporter

December 18, 2018

   “As a mother and a taxpayer, I have 130,244 reasons why I don’t trust you anymore,” Sarah Bowman stated. Bowman, a mother of five, directed this comment to the Waukee District Board. Monday, December 17th, the public raised their voices to speak out about current hot topics, specifically, the e...

Waukee C.O.O. Resigns

Waukee C.O.O. Resigns

Katie Ogden, Reporter

December 17, 2018

      Following harsh criticism surrounding his employment at Waukee District Office, Chief Operating Office Eric Rose surrendered to Dallas county authorities and was booked at the Dallas county jail Saturday morning. According to the Des Moines Register, Rose now faces three felony charges for ...

“Questionable Expenses”

Erin Hollar, Katie Ogden, Felicia Williams, and Stephen Holko

December 11, 2018

“I told him it was potentially illegal activity. I couldn’t look the other direction, and [it was] reiterated it wouldn’t go well for my job.”      That from former HR director Terry Welker who received a settlement of $993,120 after being dismissed due to alleged budget cuts. “I r...

Psychology of Art

Psychology of Art

Katie Ogden, Reporter

December 3, 2018

From scribbling of crayons in a kindergarten classroom, to quiet focus of painting in the kitchen, or the bubbling joy of building a snowman, one thing is certain. Art is healing.     Creating art serves as a means to vent negative emotions as well as building on positive ones. The therapeuti...

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